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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: May 23, 2003

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Information Assurance

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 23, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 100, page 28187

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is proposing to revise DFARS Subpart 239.71, Security and Privacy for Computer Systems, to address requirements for information assurance in the acquisition of information technology. The rule would implement policy issued by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted on or before July 22, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web site or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Susan Schneider, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2002-D020" when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelena Moy, 703-602-1302.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: In July 1990, the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Committee (NSTISSC) was established for the purpose of developing and promulgating national policies applicable to the security of national security telecommunications and information systems. In January 2000, NSTISSC issued Policy No. 11, which addresses the national policy governing the acquisition of information assurance and information assurance-enabled information technology products. Policy No. 11 states that information assurance shall be considered as a requirement for all systems used to enter, process, store, display, or transmit national security information. DoD has issued DoD Directive 8500.1, Information Assurance, and DoD Instruction 8500.2, Information Assurance Implementation, to implement Policy No. 11. This proposed rule would revise DFARS Subpart 239.71 and DFARS 252.239-7000, Protection Against Compromising Emanations, to correspond to Policy No. 11.

The following are the most significant changes being proposed:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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